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Mon
05
Jun
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How to Fix: USB 'Safely remove hardware' icon missing

Infopackets Reader Beth R. writes: " Dear Dennis, I am using Windows 7 and the USB 'Safely remove hardware' icon in my tray bar seems to have disappeared. I understand that USB drives need to be 'safely removed' or they can corrupt, which I would ... like to avoid. What can I do to fix the USB 'Safely remove hardware' so it comes back? " My response: There are a few things you can try in order to fix the USB "Safely remove hardware" icon - I'll explain a few approaches below. The fix below will work on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 . How to Fix: USB 'Safely remove hardware' icon missing The ... (view more)

Mon
16
Mar
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Windows CTRL Key Stuck? Desktop Icons are Huge?

Infopackets Reader Bill T. writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm not sure what happened, but the other day I was using my computer and the icons on my desktop became sticky. I double clicked MS Word to launch it, but it wouldn't do anything. So I tried ... clicking on Foxit Reader, but both MS Word and Foxit Reader were selected and I couldn't open either one. To make things worse, now my desktop icons are gigantic and are taking up most of the space on my screen. I can't seem to figure out how to make the icons go back to the original size they were on the desktop. Any idea why this happened and how I can ... (view more)

Mon
03
Dec
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Windows 8: How to Shut Down in One Click

Here's a great question we recently received from a loyal Infopackets subscriber: "Dear Infopackets Team, I just purchased a brand new Windows 8 PC. I was really excited to try out the new operating system, but I've been having trouble getting used ... to all the small changes. For example, it's been difficult figuring out just how I'm supposed to shut my new laptop down! Is there a way to do this quickly and easily? Thanks, Merrill B." My Response: When Microsoft introduced Windows 8's new user interface, it changed a great many operating system features. One major change: the shutdown process. ... (view more)

Fri
06
Nov
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'Windows Double Explorer', and 'Icon Editor Pro'

Windows Double Explorer Windows Double Explorer manages two Windows Explorer in one application. You can also add your favorite folders with drag and drop to the toolbar for quick access. It makes perusing the content of your computer and moving ... stuff around much easier. http://wde.codeplex.com Icon Editor Pro GFIE Pro is a powerful icon, cursor, animation and icon library editor. Layer support with advanced selection handling makes it a really professional and unique freeware tool for designing small pixel graphic images. http://greenfish.extra.hu Today's fresh software picks were provided ... (view more)

Fri
11
Sep
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'Icon Editor Pro', and 'Recent Folders'

Icon Editor Pro IE Pro is a powerful icon, cursor, animation and icon library editor. Layer support with advanced selection handling makes it a really professional and unique freeware tool for designing small pixel-graphic images. ... http://www.greenfish.extra.hu Recent Folders Tired of changing folders from one to another by browsing My Computer? Recent Folders can remember which folder you were recently working on. Select your favorite folder from a list just like selecting a file from "My Recent Documents". http://www.cool-computer-software.com Today's fresh software picks were ... (view more)

Fri
30
Jan
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'Disk Investigator', and 'Desktop Icon Layout Saver'

Disk Investigator Disk Investigator helps you to discover everything hidden on your computer hard disk and can even help you to recover lost data. Display the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly reading the raw drive ... sectors. View and search raw directories, files, clusters, and system sectors while verifying the effectiveness of file and disk wiping programs. http://www.theabsolute.net Desktop Icon Layout Saver Have you ever had your desktop icons arranged just right, only to have them reset to a jumbled mess? Save and restore the location of your desktop icons ... (view more)

Fri
30
May
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Undoing in MS Office

Most of us are aware of the Undo command in MS Office. Boy! It can really save your bacon when you have somehow managed to foul up something in the Office application you are using. Jensen Harris, who is highly placed in the MS Office User ... Experience Team says that Undo is the fourth-most used command in MS Word! There are multiple undo commands in practically all of the Office applications, with matching multiple Redo to undo what you just undid! There are, however, limits to how many undo actions you can take. Starting with the latest version of Office though, MS Office 2007, there is an ... (view more)

Fri
29
Feb
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'Icon Any Folder', and 'Find As You Type'

Icon Any Folder This app makes Windows use the icon you place in a folder as the icon FOR that folder (Go to Reply 12 for the download). A simple, and yet brilliant little idea from donation coder. ... http://www.donationcoder.com/Forums/bb/index.php?topic=12100 Find As You Type Find As You Type for Microsoft's Internet Explorer adds a toolbar to the web browser where you can type search terms, and it will find them, as you type. It's a quicker way to get what you need online. http://www.ookii.org/software/findasyoutype/ (view more)

Thu
10
Jan
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'Open Courseware', and 'Greenfish Icon Editor Pro'

Open Courseware Open Courseware shares free lecture notes, exams, and other resources from more than 1,800 courses spanning MIT's entire curriculum. Just don't tell the prof. http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm GREENFISH ICON EDITOR ... PRO This program is a professional, yet easy to use tool for creating icons, cursors, and other small pixel-graphic images. http://greenfish.extra.hu/ (view more)

Tue
24
Oct
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'Wonderful Icon', and 'Exportizer'

Wonderful Icon Wonderful Icon is a utility that serves a number of purposes: keyboard shortcuts, save and restore clipboards, customize icon display, type special characters, and more! http://www.thewonderfulicon.com/ Exportizer Exportizer is a ... database utility, which allows you to copy database files to clipboard or export them to file. Can open DBF, DB, TXT, CSV, ASC, Lotus (WJ2, WK1) files. Supports text, HTML, XML, RTF, XLS, CSV, and DBF destination formats. http://www.vlsoftware.net/ (view more)

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